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Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony to Speak at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference
Date:9/21/2009

DETROIT, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, will be a featured panelists and moderator during the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation's 2009 Annual Legislative Conference.

On Thursday, September 24, 2009, Rev. Anthony will serve as a panelist during the Health Care Issue Forum, "Making the Dream of Guaranteed Health Care for All a Reality." Other panelist include: Jacob Hacker, a Yale University Professor who is a health policy expert; Mary Wooley, President, Research America; Jane Hamsher, Founder, Firedoglake.com; Eva Gittelsen, Daily Kos and Claudia Feagan, former president, Physician for a National Health Program. This panel will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center in Room 209-A.

On Friday, September 25, 2009, Rev. Anthony will moderate a panel on Racial Profiling, "Perspectives on Racial Profiling: Ensuring Equality Before the Law." The panel will feature Professor Charles Ogletree from Harvard University Law School; Professor David Harris from the University of Pittsburgh Law School; Ron Hampton, Executive Director, National Black Policy Association; Hilary Shelton, Director -- Washington Bureau, NAACP; Roger Gordon, Executive Director, CLEAR and Dr. Ron Walters, Director, African American Leadership Institute. This panel will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Room 145-B at the Washington Convention Center.

"It is an honor for me to serve as both a panelist and moderator during the CBC's Annual Legislative Conference," says Rev. Anthony. "The Detroit Branch NAACP works to serve as an advocate for quality health care for all and also as a voice to end racial profiling. Partnerships such as this are integral for us to make sure that our concerns in Detroit are heard all the way in the nation's capital."

The CBC's 2009 Annual Legislative Conference will begin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 and conclude on Saturday, September 26, 2009. For more information about the conference please visit www.cbcfinc.org.

The Detroit Branch NAACP is the organization's largest branch. It holds monthly meetings that are free and open to the public. For more information please call (313) 871-2087 or visit www.detroitnaacp.org.


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